Add these men’s sneakers to cart if you need a winter footwear update
Every guy should have at least one pair of must-have men’s sneakers in his wardrobe. Comfortable, versatile, and the best shoes to pair with jeans, sneakers can be hard to choose, but once you find the right style for you, you’re practically guaranteed to wear them to death.
We asked The Iconicfrom the head of style, Danielle Soglimbene, for her information. “Over the past few years, retro-inspired styles have made a comeback and are obviously here to stay,” she says. That means dad’s sneaker sticks around — think chunky, white or tan, the kind of shoes your dad would have worn in the 80s and 90s with Levi’s 501s.
However, we’re also seeing even more overt nods to the 80s and 90s with retro-style men’s trainers from classic brands like New Balance and Nike. Rather minimalist? Classic black leather sneakers will never go out of style. “They work well with straight leg denim, a button down shirt and jacket for a winter dinner look or team them with a casual suit for an effortless vibe,” says Soglimbene.
Below is our selection of the best men’s sneakers to buy right now.
Vans Old Skool
If it’s good enough for Pete Davidson at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, it’s good enough for us. Vans Old Skool sneakers ($129.95) have stayed in style for years and years, lending a bit of skater flair to your wardrobe without being too eye-catching, if that’s not your thing. Classic black is always a good choice, but the style comes in a myriad of colorways and we also like the brown suede tint, also. “Vans look great with loose pants, a loose t-shirt and a plaid shirt for colder seasons or shorts, knee high socks and a cap for warmer seasons,” says Soglimbene. “Perfect for a gig or festival, pair them with a denim jacket or utility shirt to complete the look.”
Veja V-12 Unisex
Veja makes great unisex sneakers; the V-10 style ($210) is a favorite of Meghan Markle, as well as Eddie Redmayne. We like it V-12 ($200) at the moment, though, for its nod to dad sneakers while maintaining a classic style that would work well with everything in your wardrobe. We’ll even pair these stylish men’s trainers with a suit for a smart-casual office.
Medalist of Autry
It’s a perfect example of the return of 80s and 90s sneaker styles. This classic yet modern take on a mid-80s staple autry ($259.99) works because of the vintage look and feel the label gave them, like contrasting fabric and leather overlays and a tan, not white, rubber sole. You will get a lot of feedback with these kicks.
Nike Blazer Mid ’77 Vintage
Nike makes sneakers so, so well. the Mid ’77 Vintage Blazer ($139.99) is a really fun addition to any wardrobe, especially for those who prefer a classic fashion street look. The premium design is due to the original creation, which was a mid-’70s basketball shoe. Nike retained much of the original look, including a vintage midsole finish and wraparound Swoosh logo.
This pair is for the classic minimalist. A good leather sneaker is so timeless, and when cared for properly (we’re talking leather cleaner, guys), it will last for years. the Aquila Decorative Sneakers ($219) feature a milled leather upper, leather lining, and padded heel. They are soft, comfortable and elevated.
New Balance 530
New Balance has been at the forefront of the dad sneaker trend, and we love the 530s ($149.99) if you haven’t dipped your toe in trending waters yet. A little less overt than the popular 624 ($130), the 530 looks like a cross between a dad sneaker and a sneaker, so you can test the trend without feeling like you’re wasting money on something too much. the low. Pair it with vintage-style jeans and a tucked-in white t-shirt.
converse chuck taylor all star
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars live forever. One of the most classic silhouettes in sneaker history, Chuck Taylor All Stars ($120) are the shoes to choose if your style is more t-shirts and jeans, and you don’t dive deep into fashion aesthetics. “Pair your chucks with denim — all styles work with a classic top,” says Soglimbene. “Finish your look with a simple t-shirt and overshirt. For those heading back to the office, wear it with a black blazer, white t-shirt and baggy pants for an effortlessly trendy look.